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3D Printed Fully Recycled TiO2-Polystyrene Nanocomposite Photocatalysts for Use against Drug Residues

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Institute of Electronic Structure and Laser, Foundation for Research & Technology-Hellas, N. Plastira 100, 70013 Heraklion, Crete, Greece
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Department of Chemistry, University of Crete, 71003 Heraklion, Crete, Greece
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National Institute for Research and Development in Microtechnologies (IMT-Bucharest), 1 26 A, Erou Iancu Nicolae Street, P.O. Box 38-160, 023573 Bucharest, Romania
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Center of Materials Technology and Photonics, Hellenic Mediterranean University, 71004 Heraklion, Crete, Greece
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Nanomaterials 2020, 10(11), 2144; https://doi.org/10.3390/nano10112144
Received: 12 October 2020 / Revised: 23 October 2020 / Accepted: 26 October 2020 / Published: 28 October 2020
In the present work, the use of nanocomposite polymeric filaments based on 100% recycled solid polystyrene everyday products, enriched with TiO2 nanoparticles with mass concentrations up to 40% w/w, and the production of 3D photocatalytic structures using a typical fused deposition modeling (FDM)-type 3D printer are reported. We provide evidence that the fabricated 3D structures offer promising photocatalytic properties, indicating that the proposed technique is indeed a novel low-cost alternative route for fabricating large-scale photocatalysts, suitable for practical real-life applications. View Full-Text
Keywords: metal oxide nano-structures; titanium dioxide (TiO2); photocatalysis; paracetamol; 3D printing; fused filament fabrication (FFF); fused deposition modeling (FDM) metal oxide nano-structures; titanium dioxide (TiO2); photocatalysis; paracetamol; 3D printing; fused filament fabrication (FFF); fused deposition modeling (FDM)
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Sevastaki, M.; Suchea, M.P.; Kenanakis, G. 3D Printed Fully Recycled TiO2-Polystyrene Nanocomposite Photocatalysts for Use against Drug Residues. Nanomaterials 2020, 10, 2144. https://doi.org/10.3390/nano10112144

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Sevastaki M, Suchea MP, Kenanakis G. 3D Printed Fully Recycled TiO2-Polystyrene Nanocomposite Photocatalysts for Use against Drug Residues. Nanomaterials. 2020; 10(11):2144. https://doi.org/10.3390/nano10112144

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Sevastaki, Maria, Mirela P. Suchea, and George Kenanakis. 2020. "3D Printed Fully Recycled TiO2-Polystyrene Nanocomposite Photocatalysts for Use against Drug Residues" Nanomaterials 10, no. 11: 2144. https://doi.org/10.3390/nano10112144

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